Hanging on by a thread after her ex-husband gets engaged to a much younger woman, Jodi (Idina Menzel) retreats to her dad's swanky Manhattan townhouse. But rather than the comforts of home, she instead finds her aging father's new live-in boyfriend, Trey-who is 20. In his new comedy, playwright Joshua Harmon brings neurotic family drama to the forefront as father and daughter contend with the age-old questions of how to age gracefully in a world obsessed with youth and where love fits into it all.
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by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2019
Playwright Josh Harmon's SKINTIGHT receives its west coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse, already in previews. Daniel Aukin directs this neurotic family drama featuring the original stars of the Broadway production (Idina Menzel, Will Brittain and Eli Gelb), with Harry Groener, Kimberly Jürgen and Jeff Skowron rounding out the cast. I was lucky enough that Will Brittain (who plays Trey, the young, hunky boyfriend of patriarch Elliott) was able to squeeze in some time for me in his busy rehearsal schedule to answer just a few of my long list of questions.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Harry Townsend's Last Stand a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter will premiere at New York City Center Stage II.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Get a first look at Idina Menzel in Skintight at the Geffen Playhouse!
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2018
Tony Award-winning actress, singer and performer Idina Menzel is set to release her upcoming album, idina: live, on October 5. The two-disc album was recorded live on the final nights of her 2017 World Tour. The record is available for pre-order tomorrow Friday, September 7 and includes an immediate download of Menzel's studio version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The track will also be available for streaming on all digital platforms tomorrow.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Idina Menzel, will headline RHAPSODY - Turtle Creek Chorale's 40th Anniversary Gala - at The Statler in Dallas on Saturday, February 22nd (02.22.20). The evening will feature a cocktail reception, elegant dinner, open bar, live auction, a performance by Ms. Menzel, and some surprises.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
Idina Menzel will release a new album, Christmas: A Season of Love on October 18th. The album will be released to coincide with Disney's Frozen 2 and will feature guest artists Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Josh Gad, and Menzel's husband, Aaron Lohr.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Actor's Express Announces Pride Nights For Season 32. The third Thursday of each production during Season 32 at Actor's Express will include a small reception and celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride before the performance.
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2019
Idina Menzel, currently starring in Skintight at Geffen Playhouse, will next appear alongside Adam Sandler, Eric Bogosian, Lakeith Stanfield and Judd Hirsch in Uncut Gems, which will be released by A24 on December 13.
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Sep 19, 2018
Kristin Miller is a character of monumental will. The central figure of Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia, Kristin has spent years protesting war, championing women, combatting oppression, and, most consequentially, pioneering her own way into the male-dominated field of art history. While many of those who once stood by her side as fellow demonstrators in the 1960s abandoned their progressivist roots as they grew older, Kristin never lapsed in her work as an activist and a radical, committing herself for decades to upending the status quo. Uncompromising in her beliefs and unflinching in her willingness to fight for them, Kristin has won the admiration of her peers and the respect of her generation.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Skintight recently opened at Geffen Playhouse starring Idina Menzel, who returns to the show after starring in the original production Off-Broadway. Critics were in attendance opening night, find out what they had to say!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018
Dale Soules (Orange Is The New Black, Hands On A Hardbody) will step into a reading of Michael Raver's new political drama, Evening. Bedlam Artistic Director Eric Tucker will direct the reading on September 24th in New York. Soules replaces the previously announced Roberta Maxwell.
by Don Grigware - Sep 14, 2019
I had the following to say about playwright Joshua Harmon' s play Bad Jews: 'Excessively harsh reality is at the core of most contemporary dramedies. A character cannot be rude or abrasive enough to arouse a viewer's attention or glean laughs. It's particularly characteristic of the irritating females who talk too fast, too loud and scream their shrewish lungs out. It makes me happy that I live alone; and yes, I do care and respect others and their feelings; but, being pleasant nowadays is considered boring and in drama, it will never win awards, so on with the show. ' Harmon's current play Skintight is receiving its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse and star Idina Menzel's character Jodi is another shrewish female, selfish and most definitely in need of a lesson or two about how to treat others. The play has already been extended through October 12. It boasts a dynamic six person cast and is worth your time.
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
Idina Menzel has signed on for the Safdie Brothers' A24 movie Uncut Gems, according to Deadline. Menzel will be joining Adam Sandler, Eric Bogosian, Lakeith Stanfield and Judd Hirsch in the crime film.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Actor's Express opens its 32nd season with Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon's blistering new comedy Skintight running September 18 – October 13, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group, in association with The American National Theatre, present a new production of What The Jews Believe written and directed by Mark Harelik
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
From October 25 to November 30, 2019, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of ADMISSIONS, the winner of the 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Idina Menzel has just announced on Instagram that she will be making her way to Carnegie Hall this December for a concert celebrating her upcoming holiday album.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018
A whole lot happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in, and Wicked has been telling that story to Broadway audiences for 15 years at the Gershwin Theatre. The milestone won't go by uncelebrated, as in just days, NBC will throw a joyous Halloween party for the ages, featuring songs from the blockbuster musical hit and a cavalcade of special guest stars, including Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Additional guest performers include Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, Ledisi, Pentatonix and the current Broadway company of 'Wicked.' 'A Very Wicked Halloween' airs tonight, October 29th at 10PM ET/PT on NBC.
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2018
Tony Award-winning actress, singer and performer Idina Menzel's music video for her studio version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is out now. Watch/share the video HERE. The song comes from her upcoming album idina: live which is slated for release October 12. Along with "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Menzel recently released her live versions of Rent's "Seasons of Love," and "Don't Rain on My Parade" which premiered at Playbill and TheaterMania respectively.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Geffen Playhouse and Audible will co-produce Nightfall for the Los Angeles theater's 2019/2020 season, it was announced today. Written by Marisela Treviño Orta (The River Bride, Braided Sorrow, Wolf at the Door) as part of Audible's Emerging Playwrights Fund, Nightfall will make its world premiere in Geffen's Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater in February and marks the completion of the Geffen Playhouse 2019/2020 season lineup.
by Stephi Wild - May 30, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! First, we'd like to wish a happy opening night to Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, which officially opens tonight, following last night's opening night celebration!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Actor's Express announces its 32nd Season of thought-provoking contemporary theatre. The season begins in September 2019 with Joshua Harmon's Skintight directed by Actor's Express Artistic Director Freddie Ashley. Straight from its star-studded world premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company, this scathing comedy hilariously excoriates America's obsession with youth, sex and physical beauty.
BWW REVIEW: PUFFS OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC Is A Hilarious Parody For Fans Of The Famous Magic Franchise.
by Jade Kops - May 27, 2019
A perfect parody of the famous wizarding stories, PUFFS OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC is a must see for any fans of the Harry Potter world.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Three more productions have been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2019-2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Washington audiences love Joshua Harmon. The DC premiere of the playwright's no-holds-barred comedy, Admissions, has been extended by Studio Theatre a fourth and final time-now closing March 24, 2019. The extension adds six additional performances to Admissions, which has been extended a total of five weeks. Mike Donahue directs this "little hothouse of a play" (Washington Post) that skewers white privilege, entitlement, and the vanity of liberal values that aren't backed by real action.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
In the musical "Freaky Friday" the plot's main twist, a mother and a daughter magically switching bodies, is a nightmare for the characters, but a dream come true for the actors! Imagine -- establishing one character then getting to switch with a fellow actor and playing a totally different character.
by Paula Kiger - Jul 31, 2019
Have you ever 'trash talked' a fellow theater-goer as you passed each other in the aisle? Probably not, right?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Tony Award -winning icon of stage and screen, Idina Menzel, will headline Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) 50th Anniversary Season Gala at The Post Oak Hotel on Saturday, March 23 at 6:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
La MaMa presents the world premiere of City of No Illusions, the newest work from seminal theater company Talking Band. Written and directed by four-time Obie winner Paul Zimet, City of No Illusions is a dark comedy set inside a funeral home that has become a refuge for two asylum seekers. Featuring original music by Ellen Maddow and an international cast of 12 performers, City of No Illusions is scheduled to run at La MaMa's Downstairs Theater (66 E 4th St) from February 8 through 24, with an opening night of February 13.
Idina Menzel, Andy Garcia and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Will Appear in Geffen Playhouse's 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
Geffen Playhouse today announced eight productions that will make up its 2019/2020 season, with one additional production to be announced. This marks the second lineup curated by Artistic Director Matt Shakman and the 24th season for the Los Angeles theater. The season will launch Tuesday, August 20, 2019 and run through Sunday, July 19, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Arts patrons will come together on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 for The Kennedy Center Gala Celebrating the Human Spirit, honoring philanthropists Patrick G. Ryan and Shirley W. Ryan of Chicago, and actor, producer, and humanitarian Forest Whitaker, the recipients of the 2019 Kennedy Center Award for the Human Spirit. The evening features an intimate dinner and awards presentation, a Gala Performance by Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel, and an after-party. Carol Melton and Jodie W. McLean are the co-chairs of the 2019 Kennedy Center Gala. Sponsorship and package options vary and concert-only tickets may be available; attire for the evening is cocktail; please see below for more information.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018
Apple hosted its annual Beer Bash employee gathering in California this week, to celebrate the start of the holiday season, according to Mac Rumors.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces Idina Menzel will join the 2019 Gala evening celebrating John Lithgow with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Menzel will perform a unique concert created exclusively for the special occasion.
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2018
Today, we're giving you a look back on the marquees of 2018, with this retrospective album from our archives.
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 3, 2018
MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY is a joyous delight of a holiday offering, deepening the story of the characters we know and love while offering a new romance to root for.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018
As we count down the last days of 2018, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their personal choices for their favorite productions of the year. With so many stellar plays, musicals, revivals and new works, both on Broadway and off, a slew of shows have gained recognition from the critics this year.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its West Coast premiere of Skintight, written by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) and directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Fool for Love, Bad Jews). The production features Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked) as Jodi Isaac.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Actor's Express opens its 32nd season with Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon's blistering new comedy Skintight running September 18 a?" October 13, 2019. Directed by Actor's Express Artistic Director Freddie Ashley, Skintight hilariously excoriates America's obsession with youth, sex and physical beauty. Playwright Harmon has a long history with Actor's Express, having served as the theatre's National New Play Network Playwright in Residence in 2010. Since that time, Actor's Express has produced Harmon's hits Bad Jews (2015) and Significant Other (2016).
by Naomi Serviss - Aug 6, 2018
There is literally a lot of heavy baggage when a fashion industry icon gets a surprise visit from his neurotic daughter and her son.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
Meet the Oz-some current cast of Wicked on Broadway!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: stars from Frozen, Aladdin, and The Lion King will perform at today's Broadway in Bryant Park, and more!
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 2, 2018
Benjamin's birthday gift to Elliot, a copy of Horatio Alger's juvenile novel Ragged Dick, is an astute choice. Alger's uplifting message that anyone can pull themselves up "by the bootstraps" feels archaic today, but the discovery of Alger's homosexuality, made long after his death, provides relevant insights to the characters of Skintight.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Pretty Woman officially opens tonight, the cast of Be More Chill and more perform at Broadway in Bryant Park, and more!
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude the world premiere of Skintight, by Joshua Harmon, with direction by Daniel Aukin on Sunday, August 26.At the time of closing, Skintight will have played 23 preview performances and 77 regular performances. Previews began on May 31, 2018 and opened officially on June 21, 2018 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) and Daryl Roth, Cody Lassen, The Dodgers in association with the Vineyard Theatre have just announced the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, with original stars Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, directed by Mark Brokaw.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018
Bedlam Artistic Director Eric Tucker will direct a reading of Michael Raver's new political drama, Evening on September 24th. The piece will feature Roberta Maxwell (Brokeback Mountain, Lincoln Center's Our Town), Michael Potts (The Book of Mormon, Jitney, The Iceman Cometh) Jack Wetherall (Queer as Folk, Skintight), Vince Nappo (Reign, TFANA's The Merchant of Venice), Kelley Curran (Sense and Sensibility, TFANA's The Winter's Tale) and Michael Raver (The Persians, Death Comes for The War Poets).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude the world premiere of SKINTIGHT, by Joshua Harmon, with direction by Daniel Aukin on Sunday, August 26.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced the American premiere of the London Theatre Company (Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr) production of My Name is Lucy Barton starring Laura Linney (Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, 'Ozark'), by Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), adapted by Rona Munro (The James Trilogy), and directed by Richard Eyre (The Crucible, Notes on a Scandal) as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2019-2020 season. The New York production will be produced in association with Penguin Random House Audio.
BWW REVIEW: Rabbit Holes Make Way For Portals To Hell In The Hilarious Horror Of ALICE IN SLASHERLAND
by Jade Kops - Apr 21, 2019
Lewis and Alice are a world away from the sweet fantasy world of Carroll's famous story as benevolent white rabbits and mischievous disappearing cats are replaced with malevolent hessian headed horrors and horny talking teddy bears in Qui Nguyen's ALICE IN SLASHERLAND.